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Bass, Rick 1958-

Overview
Works: 119 works in 368 publications in 4 languages and 23,006 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Short stories  Biography  Anecdotes  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Signer, Other
Classifications: PS3552.A8213, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rick Bass
Nashville chrome by Rick Bass( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A richly imagined story of the Browns, real-life singers who were once the biggest thing on the American country music scene. A wrenching meditation on the complexities of fame and of one forgotten family who experienced them firsthand
Where the sea used to be by Rick Bass( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romance in the wilds of Montana between an oil prospector and a woman who studies wolves. Together they face the forces of nature and the strong-willed Texan who is her father and his employer
All the land to hold us by Rick Bass( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in French and English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roaming across the salt flats and skirting the salt lake Richard a geologist working for an oil company hunts for fossils under the spell of Clarissa the local beauty who plans to use her share of their plunder to get out of small dusty Midland for good. A generation earlier a Depression era couple Max and Marie Omo numbly mines for salt along the banks of the briny lake until the emotional terrain of their marriage is suddenly and irrevocably altered. The strange surreal arrival of a runaway circus elephant careening across the sand sets in motion Maries final break from Max and heralds the beginning of her second chance. Consequences reverberate through the years and the dunes when Marie becomes indelibly linked to Richards own second act
The sky, the stars, the wilderness by Rick Bass( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and French and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novella and two stories. The title novella, set on a ranch in Texas, is on a woman's love of the land, Where the Sea Used to Be is on the rivalry of two oil men, while in The Myth of the Bears a mountain man tracks a runaway wife who seems to leave an unusual number of helpful clues
The Diezmo by Rick Bass( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and French and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel based on the Mier Expedition follows two young men on an expedition to the Mexican border, during which they are captured in a raid on the Mexcian village of Mier and end up as pawns in an international chess game that will determine the fate of Texas
Platte river by Rick Bass( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and French and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rick Bass is one of the foremost writers of his generation. His astonishing work charges headlong past the hard surface of modern life to illuminate man and his relationship to the natural world. Platte River is a collection of three novellas, each a singular exploration of the human heart set against the backdrop of God's creation. Filled with arresting images - chinook winds flying through a valley, couples skating in the dark on thin ice, tools made from animal bones, a delicate shape frozen in a river - "Mahatma Joe" is about an evangelist who settles in Grass Valley, Montana, and the woman who grows obsessed with his vision of the world. In "Field Events," a woman falls in love with a man even more enormous than her discus-tossing brothers. And the title novella, "Platte River," portrays one man's lyric meditation on loneliness, the nature of peace, and his quest for love
The hermit's story : stories by Rick Bass( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encompassing both previously published pieces and original fiction, this anthology features the title story, about a man and woman who travel across a frozen lake under the ice, among others
The lives of rocks : stories by Rick Bass( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The title story concerns a woman recovering from cancer; "Pagans" tells, at forty years' distance, of a girl and two boys -- one of whom was in love with her -- and the dangerous games they played; in "Her First Elk," a woman reflects on her first elk hunt and on her memories of her father and two brothers, now all dead. These stories, distinguished by their maturity, are narrated by men and women with compelling life tales. Filled with Bass's hallmark lean and beautiful prose, they are further proof of his mastery of the short fiction form"--Publisher website (March 2007)
For a little while : new and selected stories by Rick Bass( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected stories. Wild horses ; In Ruth's Country ; Redfish ; Watch ; Legend of Pig-Eye ; History of Rodney ; Fires ; Field events ; Hermit's story ; Fireman ; Swans ; Elk ; Pagans ; Canoeists ; Goats ; Her first elk ; Titan ; Lives of rocks -- New stories. How she remembers ; Blue tree ; Lease hound ; River in winter ; Coach ; Alcoholic's guide to Peru and Chile ; Fish story--
The wild marsh : four seasons at home in Montana by Rick Bass( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in French and English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Bass's account of life in Montana's Yaak Valley is a crowning achievement in his career. It begins with his family settling in for the long Montana winter, and captures all the harbingers of change that mark each passing month--the initial cruel teasing of spring, the splendor and fecundity of summer, and the bittersweet memories evoked by fall. It is full of rich observation about what it takes to live in the valley--ruggedness, improvisation and, of course, duct tape. Bass emerges not just as a writer but as a father, a neighbor, and a gifted observer, uniquely able to bring us close to the drama and sanctity of small things, ensuring that though the wilderness is increasingly at risk, the voice of the wilderness will not disappear.--From publisher description
The Ninemile wolves : an essay by Rick Bass( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a wolf and her litter of pups near the town of Marion, Montana that advocates the reintroduction and recolonization of the wolf into the environment
The lost grizzlies : a search for survivors in the wilderness of Colorado by Rick Bass( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A search for proof that grizzly bears still live in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado
Diezmo by Rick Bass( )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Sam Houston organizes an attack into Mexico, the gloryseeking Texans are overwhelmed. Captured, they face the terrible Diezmo--a game of chance that ensures every 10th man will be killed
The new wolves by Rick Bass( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of eleven wolves who were descended from the last wild Mexican wolves, bred in captivity, and released into the mesas
Caribou rising : defending the Porcupine herd, Gwich-'in culture, and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by Rick Bass( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Caribou Rising, Rick Bass journeys from his beloved Yaak Valley in Montana to Alaska, to witness firsthand one of the sole remaining landscapes on Earth where the wild is entirely untrammeled - America's Serengeti, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It is a place where great caribou herds gather, calve, and migrate as they did in the Pleistocene, and where the ancient bond between animals and human hunters still informs daily life." "Bass's avid desire to meet this landscape and its native people, the Gwich-'in, had several sources. A hunter himself since childhood, he now pursues game with a primal passion coupled with an environmentalist's conscience, providing nearly all the meat his family consumes. He hoped to kill one caribou and bring home its meat. But the deeper intent of that act was to enter, even briefly, the experience of the Gwich-'in, who have been following, relying on, and praying to the caribou for 10,000 years, in a parallel relationship to that of the Plains tribes and the buffalo." "Waiting to travel upriver, Bass walks the land, talks to villagers about their lives, and interviews their leaders. He ponders the profound differences between this culture and ours: "the gunmetal hardness of their lives," their casual acceptance of physical risk, and their visceral knowledge that none can exist outside the community. And he reflects on the timeless dance of human, caribou, and land in this place."--Jacket
In the Loyal Mountains by Rick Bass( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten stories on people and nature. Fires is on a woman long-distance runner, The Legend of Pig-Eye is on a boxer in training, and The Valley is on a man's love for a valley. By the author of Platte River
The book of Yaak by Rick Bass( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and French and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Yaak Valley of northwestern Montana is one of the last great wild places in the United States, a land of black bears and grizzlies, wolves and coyotes, bald and golden eagles, wolverine, lynx, marten, fisher, elk, and even a handful of humans. It is a land of magic, though its magic may not be enough to save it from the forces that now threaten it. The Yaak does have one trick up its sleeve, however: a writer to give it voice. In Winter, Bass portrayed the wonder of
Nashville chrome by Rick Bass( )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A richly imagined story of the Browns, real-life singers who were once the biggest thing on the American country music scene. A wrenching meditation on the complexities of fame and of one forgotten family who experienced them firsthand
The best American science and nature writing 2013( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents fictional and non-fictional stories written by American authors that discuss topics in science and nature
Colter : the true story of the best dog I ever had by Rick Bass( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

COLTER pairs one of America's most treasured writers with our most treasured "best friend." Colter, a German shorthair pup, was the runt of the litter, and Rick Bass took him only because nobody else would. Soon, though, Colter surprised his new owner, first with his raging genius, then with his innocent ability to lead Bass to new territory altogether, a place where he felt instantly more alive and more connected to the world. Distinguished by "crystalline, see-through-to-the-bottom prose" (Rocky Mountain News), this interspecies love story vividly captures the essence of canine companionship, and yet, as we've come to expect from Rick Bass, it does far more. "With an elegant, often erudite flavor to this story" (Book Page), COLTER illuminates the heart of life by recreating the sheer, unmitigated pleasure of an afternoon in the Montana hills with a loyal pup bounding at your side
 
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Where the sea used to be
Alternative Names
Bass, Charles Richard.

Bass, Charles Richard 1958-

Bass, Charles Richard 1958- Jr

Bass, Charles Richard, Jr., 1958-

Rick Bass Amerikaans schrijver

Rick Bass Fiction writer, nature writer, activist

Рик Басс

バス, リック

Languages
English (185)

French (33)

German (3)

Japanese (3)

Covers
Where the sea used to beThe sky, the stars, the wildernessThe DiezmoPlatte riverThe hermit's story : storiesThe lives of rocks : storiesThe wild marsh : four seasons at home in MontanaThe Ninemile wolves : an essay